Jefferson Davis Kennedy

28 March 1861–26 September 1922 (Age 61)
Tattnall, Georgia, United States

The Life of Jefferson Davis

When Jefferson Davis Kennedy was born on 28 March 1861, in Tattnall, Georgia, United States, his father, Ebenezer L Kennedy, was 26 and his mother, Eleanor Ellen Smith, was 12. He married Susan Smith on 29 June 1880, in Tattnall, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in District 40, Tattnall, Georgia, United States for about 20 years. He died on 26 September 1922, in Glennville, Tattnall, Georgia, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Tison, Tattnall, Georgia, United States.

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Jefferson Davis Kennedy
Susan Smith
Marriage: 29 June 1880
Simon Colquitt Kennedy
Ellen Flossie Kennedy
David C Kennedy
Eva P Kennedy
Ruby E Kennedy
Susie R Kennedy
William Kennedy
Allenn D Kennedy
Elize P Kennedy

Spouse and Children

29 June 1880
Tattnall, Georgia, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 2

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 2

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 20

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

Irish and Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Ceannéidigh ‘descendant of Ceannéidigh’, a personal name derived from ceann ‘head’ + éidigh ‘ugly’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Jefferson B Kennedy in household of Ebenezer Kennedy, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Jefferson D Kennedy, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Jefferson Kennedy, "United States Census, 1880"

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